Crypt of the Necrodancer dev acquires mech strategy game Phantom Brigade

We first saw Phantom Brigade (opens in new tab), an upcoming XCOM-inspired strategy game about giant robots with memorable pilots, at PAX West 2017. Last week, developer Tetragon Works announced that it has merged with Brace Yourself Games, the creator of delightful musical dungeon crawler Crypt of the Necrodancer, which is also working on an industrial city sim called Industries of Titan (opens in new tab). The pair announced the merger alongside the teaser trailer above.  

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Brace Yourself Games is now listed as Phantom Brigade's developer and publisher, so it's clearly got its hands in the game's development. That said, it sounds like Phantom Brigade's vision hasn't changed. Its newly minted Steam page (opens in new tab) promises "a turn-based tactical RPG, focusing on in-depth customization and player driven stories," which, coupled with the big ol' robots, is what got our attention in the first place. 

For more on Phantom Brigade, check out our interview (opens in new tab) with Tetragon Works founder Chad Jenkins. 

Thanks, GamesIndustry (opens in new tab).  

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.